Grilled Pork, Cheddar, and Jalapeño Sausage

This is adapted from a popular sausage at HEB's Central Market in Austin.

Yield: 12 patties
Recipe from Southern Living

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  • 2 pounds mild ground pork sausage
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 large jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper


  1. Beat all ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Shape into 12 patties.
  2. Prepare fire by piling charcoal or lava rocks on 1 side of grill, leaving the other side empty. Coat food rack with cooking spray, and place on grill. Arrange patties over empty side; grill, covered with grill lid, over high heat (400° to 500°) 12 minutes on each side or until done.
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